Regional Competition / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Many parts of the world are currently experiencing the outcome of processes of economic integration, globalization and transformation. Technological advances in telecommunications and in transport facilities have opened up new possibilities for contracts and exchanges among regions. External effects among regions have increased in importance. As a result, competition among regions has intensified. Except some pioneering work by regional scientists and scholars of public finance and economics, the phenomenon of regional competition has yet to attract the attention it warrants, despite its importance for policy-making. The present volume is intended to remedy this neglect by providing high-level contributions to the three main topics of the book, the theory of regional competition, methods of analysis of regional competition and policies of regional competition.
Table of ContentsPreface.- 1. Peter Batey and Peter Friedrich, Aspects of Regional Competition.- Part I: Foundations of Regional Competition: 2. Börje Johansson, Regional Competition: Endogenous and Policy-Supported Processes.- 3. Rolf Funck, Hard and Soft Factors of Regional Competition.- 4. Peter Nijkamp, Infrastructure and Suprastructure in Regional Competition: A Deus ex Machina?.- 5. Philip McCann, Industrial Logistics and Regional Competition.- Part II: Models of Regional Competition: 6. Martin Beckmann, Wilhelm Launhardt: Location Theorist.- 7. Michael Sonis and Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Regional Competition and Complementarity: Comparative Advantages/Disadvantages and Increasing/Diminishing Returns in Discrete Relative Spatial Dynamics.- 8. Aura Reggiani, Peter Nijkamp and Enrico Sabella, Evolutionary Algorithms for Modelling Interregional Transport Flows.- 9. Peter Friedrich and Xiao Feng, The Role of Public Enterprises in Regional Competition.- 10. Helmut Maneval, Disarmament in Germany and Regional Competition.- Part III: Policies for Regional Competition: 11. Jacques Poot, Reflection on Local and Economy - Wide Effects of Territorial Competition.- 12. Filip Abraham, Regional Competition in the European Union.- 13. Hartmut Fest, The EURO and the Competitiveness of Agglomerations. What Does the Single Currency Add?.- Name Index.- Subject Index.- List of Contributors